Hello Dragon Masters,
We are happy to announce that the Lost Islands will return on Tuesday, July 4. We will take Atlas down around 11:00 AM PT and re-enable sometime later in the afternoon.
LOST ISLANDS RESET
You are free to do what you wish with your primarchs and castles up until Atlas is disabled for the Lost Islands reset.
When we take Atlas down, the following things will happen:
Your primarchs will be unsummoned
Your troops on those primarchs will be returned to your barracks
Castle ownership on the Lost Islands will be unassigned
Castle infrastructure will be moved into storage
If you had a home set on the Lost Islands it will be removed
The castles on the Lost Islands will be reassigned to the Blackbloods and small amount of castle guards will be placed on them
When Atlas is re-enabled the slate will be wiped clean and the Lost Islands will be ready to be conquered once again.
All Atlas players will continue to have access to the Lost Islands: Gold, Platinum, Sapphire, and Diamond teams.
NOTE: We encountered some edge cases with castle upkeep payments during the migration to the new state of the map in the last couple seasons. Some players reported receiving in-game mail that upkeep payments had gone through, but they appeared unpaid in the new state of the map.
We made some updates to try and fix this issue, but we would recommend double-checking your castles and upkeep when Atlas is re-enabled. There are likely still some edge cases and we would like to avoid the case where teams have castles surrendered.
CASTLE GUARD THRESHOLD UPDATES
During the Dreadfrost season we have introduced a change that required teams to have a set percentage of total castle guards hired (at least 10%) in order to receive any castle infrastructure bonuses or castle victory points at the end of rounds. We will be keeping this 10% number the same for this season.
Under the new change, the threshold will always rely on 10% of the castle’s maximum possible Fort level
Tier 3 Castle, Fort Level 3 has a threshold level of 300k guards
Tier 3 Castle, Fort Level 6 (max) has a threshold level of 300k guards
Tier 5 Castle, Fort Level 10 has a threshold level of 500k guards
Tier 5 Castle, Fort Level 12 (max) has a threshold level of 500k guards
This table for the original update stands as true, but with the detail that all castles with the same tier will have the same 10% threshold listed. Fort level is no longer relevant.
|Castle Tier||Max Fort Level||Max Castle Guards||10% Threshold|
|Tier 2||Level 3||2,000,000||200,000 or greater|
|Tier 3||Level 6||2,750,000||275,000 or greater|
|Tier 4||Level 9||3,500,000||350,000 or greater|
|Tier 5||Level 12||4,000,000||400,000 or greater|
|Tier 6||Level 12||4,000,000||400,000 or greater|
More Atlas Lost Island promotional value packs will be run starting July 5, 2023. These will run for about a month, so get them while you still can!
All that being said, please plan accordingly, and happy hunting!